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This joint NGO letter co-signed by 12 NGOs (BirdWatch Ireland, ClientEarth, The Danish Society for Nature Conservation, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Dutch Elasmobranch Society, The Fisheries Secretariat, North Sea Foundation, Oceana, Our Fish, Sciaena, Seas at Risk, Transparency International EU) was sent on 19 March 2021. In this letter, we call on the Commissioner to ensure transparency and accountability of the bilateral and trilateral negotiations between the EU, the UK and Norway on fishing opportunities, and with regard to the work of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries to be established under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU. A similar letter was sent to Minister Prentis on the UK side.
Read the initial joint NGO letter co-signed by 13 NGOs here.
Read the Commissioner’s response to this letter here.
Read a similar UK-focused letter jointly sent by the NGOs to Victoria Prentis here.
Read the Commissioner’s response to the follow-up letter here.
Read Minister Prentis’ response here.
Read a similar letter jointly sent by German NGOs to the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, here.